BY NKECHI NAECHE—-President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday sacked Brigadier-General Paul Boroh (Rtd) as Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme for Niger Delta militants.
According to statement released by Femi Adesina, spokesman to Buhari on Media and Publicity, that he was replaced with Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo.Prof Dokubo is currently Director of Research and Studies at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo as the new Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme for former Niger Delta militants”, it read.
“He replaces Brigadier-General Paul Boroh (Rtd).
“Prof Dokubo is currently Director of Research and Studies at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs. He holds a PhD in Strategic Studies from the University of Bradford, United Kingdom, and hails from Abonema, Akuku-Toru Local Government of Rivers State.
“Meanwhile, the President directs the National Security Adviser (NSA) to carry out a full investigation into the activities of the Amnesty Programme from 2015 to date, especially allegations of financial impropriety and other acts that are allegedly detrimental to the objectives of the Presidential Amnesty Programme.”
It would be recalled that an advocacy group Niger Deltans for Accountability and Good Governance (NDAGG), had in February called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack Brigadier-General Paul Tarela Boroh (rtd.), Special Adviser on Niger Delta Affairs and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), and replace him with a credible Niger Deltan.
According to the group, the Special Adviser has stolen billions of naira, intimidated indigenes of the Niger Delta and is incompetent. The group explained that since last June, it has furnished anti-corruption agencies with information-through petitions-indicating that Brigadier-General Boroh and his aides have bled the Amnesty Programme mercilessly.